Jammu tops in housing non state subjects, government admits

Refugees from Pakistan being given refreshment somewhere in Poonch in April 1948, before being flown to Jammu by the IAF

KL News Network

JAMMU

Jammu district is home to the highest numbers of non-permanent residents in J&K. It homes 5889 families including 5457 families of West Pakistan refugees and 432 other families, the government said in a written response in the state assembly on Monday.

Kathua plays second fiddle to Jammu with 2396 families including 2334 WPRs and 62 other families. Samba is No 3 with 1612 WPR families, the response said.

Ramban has 67 non permanent residents but neither o them is a WPR. Same is true with Udhampur which has 25 such families.

Leh homes 1208 Tibetan refugee families. They are located at Chokiamsar, Spituk, Dongti, Anley, Koyal, and Sumdo, Pella Sasal (Mohalla) village Tangtse. They are provided ration and other facilities like electricity, roads and water.

Bandipore is home to a family of four persons from Kurkshetra who are living in Sonawari since1971. Baramulla has one non state subject family from Kapurthala in Punjab. Identified as that of Joinder Singh, he married Inder Kour who had migrated from Muzaffarabad in 1947 and settled in Baramula.

Srinagar, Pulwamma, Kupwara, Ganderbal, Kargil, Islamabad, Shopian, Kulgam, Budgam, Reasi, Doda, Kishtwar, Rajouri and Poonch have no non state subjects or non permanent residents living there.

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